Arizona Senator Jeff Flake is apparently determined to end his career in disgrace. More interested in grabbing favorable headlines from the liberal news media than forwarding a conservative agenda, Flake pulled a shameful stunt this week that we’re still shaking our heads over. In a tweet, Flake showed a photograph of a $100 check he’d written to support Democrat candidate Doug Jones, who is running against Roy Moore in the Alabama special election. “Country over party,” wrote the sanctimonious senator.
We’re not outraged over Republicans who choose not to vociferously support Roy Moore; the allegations against him are disturbing, if true.
If you want to sit this one out and keep your opinions to yourself, we’re fine with that.
If you want to get up on your moral high horse and start preaching, we’re less okay with that, but you’ve gotta do what you’ve gotta do.
But if you want to actively support a pro-abortion Democrat who will make it next to impossible for the Senate to further the conservative agenda? No, that’s going a step too far, and Flake should be ashamed of himself. We realize that Flake’s hundred bucks isn’t going to make or break Moore’s candidacy, but the symbolism of providing monetary support for his Democratic opponent is more than we can abide.
Of course, this isn’t much of a surprise, given Flake’s behavior this year. In fact, we’re hard pressed to say it’s any more shameful than the speech he gave on the floor of the Senate last month, where he tore into President Trump just after announcing that he would not run for re-election.
“We must never regard as ‘normal’ the regular and casual undermining of our democratic norms and ideals,” Flake said at the time. “We must never meekly accept the daily sundering of our country — the personal attacks, the threats against principles, freedoms, and institutions, the flagrant disregard for truth or decency, the reckless provocations, most often for the pettiest and most personal reasons, reasons having nothing whatsoever to do with the fortunes of the people that we have all been elected to serve.”
Strong words from the holy man – certainly far stronger than anything we’ve ever heard him say about the Democratic Party that has driven this country into a ditch for the last eight years. And we suppose there’s a good reason for that, since he apparently finds it easier to open his checkbook for one of these lowlife liberals than he does to stand behind his party’s leader – the man Republicans came out in record numbers to make their nominee in 2016.
As long as he’s going to prance around like this, as far as we’re concerned, Flake’s retirement can’t come soon enough. Maybe Arizona can cough up a decent Republican for once.